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'Nothing new about cyclones in May'

'It is the most prone month for the development of cyclones in the pre-monsoon period.' IMAGE: The north-west monsoon arrived in Mumbai with a bang on June 9, 2021. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI......

Is India back to being 'Third World'?

A feature of 'Third World-ism' is lack of accountability.Whether and how the Modi government is held to account politically is a matter for the future, observes T N Ninan. IMAGE: Healthcare......

South Korean island paints the town purple to attract visitors

Roses are red, violets are blue. This island is purple to attract me and you. A South Korean farming community has reinvented itself by transforming into an attraction perfect for the Instagram......

Vaccination drive hailed as decisive moment in fight against COVID-19

Loud applause and cheers rang out as the first jabs were administered to frontline workers at hospitals and healthcare centres across the country on Saturday at the start of the gargantuan COVID-19......

Tight security, COVID-19 norms in place for I-Day

Multilayered security arrangements and a mandatory adherence to social distancing norms are in place for the 74th Independence Day celebrations at the Mughal-era Red Fort this year. IMAGE:......

Mahindra's South Korean arm SsangYong Motor files for bankruptcy

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Monday said its loss-making South Korean arm SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC) has filed for bankruptcy. The SYMC has filed an application for commencement of......

'It is difficult for us to get rid of China overnight'

'China feels India will be hard-pressed not to go after China because we are so badly dependent on them -- and that is the reality.' IMAGE: A protest against Chinese goods in Bhopal. Photograph:......

I just called to say I love you

Has the advent of technology made it easier, or more difficult, for brands to communicate with you and your valentine? asks ad guru Sandeep Goyal. IMAGE: Vodafone's Valentine's Day ad. Photograph:......

No possibility of GST rate hike till revenue stabilises: Sushil Modi

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said, a hike in GST rates would have hampered consumption amid the economic slowdown. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Days after the Goods and......

Best place to do business? Even Kazakhstan & Ghana are ahead of India

Image: A worker sits on a truck loaded with baskets of tomatoes at a wholesale vegetable market in New Delhi. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters India has many challenges that it has yet to......

BAFTA 2021: Priyanka, Nick look stunning

The 75th British Academy of Film and Television Arts -- the BAFTAS -- were held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, April 11. Priyanka Chopra was one of the first presenters of the night......

When Bollywood threw its weight around!

As business or burden, function or fashion, they've appeared in scenes and songs to assert many an emotion. And so after looking at trees, terrace, chandeliers, jhoola and balloons, Sukanya Verma......

When dancing around a TREE was so much FUN!

One of the most commonly used phrases in context of our movies is 'dancing around trees.' To the world they provide fresh air, fruits, shade and shelter, all this and more but in Bollywood, their......

Remember Bollywood's TERRACE moments?

Action, romance, drama, comedy, celebration, horror -- the terrace is a setting for a zillion scenarios in Hindi movies. After drawing your attention to the wonders a chandelier, a jhoola or a......

Bollywood's 36 jhoola moments

From chandeliers, balloons, the moon, the reds -- it's the little things that draw us to the bigger picture. Sukanya Verma looks at the jhoola and how it's an unforgettable part of many a Bollywood......

PICS: Euro 2020 kicks-off with fireworks, balloons after year-long delay

IMAGE: A general view of the opening ceremony inside the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy, prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group A match between Turkey and Italy, on Friday. Photograph:......

Football: Maradona autopsy shows no drink or illegal drugs

IMAGE: The more detailed autopsy confirmed the results of one carried out immediately after his death that said Diego Maradona died from "acute pulmonary edema secondary to exacerbated chronic......

ISL: Mumbai City inflict first defeat on Hyderabad

IMAGE: Vignesh Dakshinamurthy’s centre, acrobatic 38th-minute strike stood out as a genuine quality moment. Photograph: Kind courtesy, ISL Media Dakshinamurthy pulled off a stunning......

ISL: 10-man SC East Bengal hold Jamshedpur

IMAGE: SC East Bengal finally opened their account as they now have one point from four matches. Photograph: ISL Media SC East Bengal held a wasteful Jamshedpur FC for a goalless draw to......

Danish fans enjoy 'drive-in' football despite defeat

IMAGE: Spectators cheer as they watch the drive-in soccer match between FC Midtjylland and AC Horsens in the parking lot at the MCH Arena, as the spread of the coronavirus continues, in Herning,......
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